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General information

Roy Thurik is emeritus professor of economics and entrepreneurship at Erasmus University Rotterdam and emeritus professor of entrepreneurship at the Free University in Amsterdam. He is emeritus professor of entrepreneurship and economics at Montpellier Business School in France. Roy's research focuses on the role of small firms in markets, on the role of business owners in firms and on the consequences and causes of entrepreneurship in economies. Recently, he shifted his focus toward the biologic and psychologic roots of entrepreneurship.  He is a research fellow at two renowned Dutch schools: the Tinbergen Institute for Economic Sciences and the Erasmus Research Institute of Management. He co-edited Innovation, Industry Evolution and Employment with Cambridge University Press, Entrepreneurship: Determinants and Policy in a European-US Comparison with Kluwer Academic Publishers, Handboek Ondernemers en Adviseurs: Management en Economie van het Midden- en Kleinbedrijf with Kluwer Bedrijfsinformatie, The Handbook of Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth (International Library of Entrepreneurship) with Edward Elgar Publishing, The Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurship Policy with Edward Elgar Publishing and Business Regulation and Public Policy: the Costs and Benefits of Compliance and Entrepreneurship and Culture with Springer. He has published over two hundred scholarly articles in leading international academic journals and books. He consulted widely in the public and private sector. He is editor of Small Business Economics: an Entrepreneurship Journal.

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Personal information

Roy Thurik is born in Rotterdam (3-4-1953). He is living alone, was married to Margreeth and has two children: Florentine (1988) and Roderick (1986). His dog, Docus (1994), died January 14, 2009. 

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Education

1976     B.A. in operations research, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

1984     Ph.D.in applied micro-economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Quantitative analysis of retail productivity (W.D. Meinema, Delft),  Advisor: Prof dr J. Koerts. 

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International Journal of Research in Marketing; European Journal of Operations Research; Small Business Economics; Service Industries Journal; National Science Foundation (USA); International Journal of Retailing; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; Foundation for the Advancement of Research in the Economic Sciences (NL); Review of Industrial Organization; various EARIE-conferences; various EMAC-conferences; European Economic Review; Kluwer Academic Publishers; Journal of Applied Econometrics; Economic and Social Research Council (UK); Journal of Marketing Channels; NATO Collaborative Research Grants; International Journal of Industrial Organization; Labour Economics; Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie; Cambridge University Press; various RENT conferences; Economic Journal; Journal of Evolutionary Economics; Economics Letters; various EAERCD conferences; Applied Economics Quarterly; Regional Studies; Austrian Science Fund (FWF); Economics of Innovation and New Technology; International Small Business Journal; Journal of Productivity Analysis, Journal of Business Venturing, Oxford University Press, European Management Review, Edward Elgar Publishing, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Journal of Institutional Economics, Journal of International Business Studies, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Applied Economics, Research Policy, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Economic Growth, Oxford University Press, MIT Press, International Review of Entrepreneurship, Management Decision, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Environment and Planning C, Technovation, Economica, Empirical Economics, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, International Review of Entrepreneurship, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Economic Psychology, MIT Press, Papers in Regional Science, Regional Studies, Energy Economics, Technology in Science, Centre for European Economic Research Mannheim, Journal of Business Venturing Insights, IZA World of Labour, Journal of World Business, Management International, Economics and Human Biology, Management Decision, Brussels Economic Review, Journal of Economic Studies, Management Science, Social Science Journal.

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